Court Upholds Retail Exemption to PSM

Kelly Marshall

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals saved U.S. retailers more than $100 million in compliance costs with its ruling on Friday.  The court found the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was not adhering to the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act when it issued an enforcement memo earlier this year that redefined retail facility exemption to the Process Safety Management …

Ag Group, ARA, Fertilizer, Retailers

WindField US & Climate Corp Join Forces on Ag Tool

Joanna Schroeder

Windfield US and The Climate Corporation are joining forces again to create a new ag tool. The two companies are implementing a two-way cross navigation exchange between Winfield’s R7 Tool and Climate Corp’s Climate Fieldview platform. The new enhancements are expected to roll out in two phases in time for 2017 crop season planning, and provide retailers with a more …

agronomy, Retailers, seed, technology

Making Big Data Work for Retailers

Kelly Marshall

Greg Bright, Chief Data Officer and Principle Architect at Leap Media Solutions recently gave a presentation at the Agriculture Retailers Association Conference.  Entitled, “Using Data to Find New Business,” Bright’s message transferred the information being used by many businesses to obtain new customers to the precision data agriculture retailers have access to today. His main take away?  Using data is a journey– …

Agribusiness, ARA, Data, Retailers

Andersons Honored As ARA Retailer of the Year

Taylor Truckey

The Agricultural Retailers Association this week named The Andersons as Retailer of the Year for 2015. The award was accepted by Joe Hodges, Vice President of the Southern Region Plant Nutrient Group, during the ARA Conference and Expo. “On behalf of all the employees of The Andersons – thank you for this special recognition,” Hodges said. “It’s extra special when …

ARA, Award, Retailers

Precision on the ARA Conference Program

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2015 ARA Conference & Expo is underway in Palm Desert, CA. We have a big crowd attending again this year. The theme is Performance. Precision. Passion. and the conference programs reflect those concepts. After a morning general session we’ll have afternoon breakouts on topics like millennials, using data, banking and finance. I plan to get some interviews to share …

Ag Group, ARA, Retailers

10th Anniversary for AgGateway

Kelly Marshall

The Annual Conference for AgGateway will be the kickoff to celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary.  The conference, scheduled for November 9-12 in San Antonio, Texas, will feature the growth of agricultural eBusiness and will include the adoption of “eAgriculture” as a term to signify the growth of electronic connectivity in the world of ag.  A logo has also been designed to …

AgGateway, Agribusiness, Retailers, technology

Register Now for ARA Conference & Expo

Kelly Marshall

Registration is now open for the 2015 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference & Expo. The event will take place December 1-3 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA.  The Conference & Expo will feature presentations and discussions on sustainability, water issues, fertilizer trends, branding, finical movements, personal health and wellness, and many other topics. Discover how …

Agribusiness, ARA, Events, Retailers

FMC Business Academy for Retailers

Kelly Marshall

FMC Agricultural Solutions is a company serving the ag community with innovative solutions, applications and products.  They will be hosting a free, educational webinar for retailers on business preparations on August 19 from 8:30-10 a.m. (CST). You can register online or by calling 1-866-402-3750. “For the past 10 years, FMC has offered our Star Retailers educational programs through the FMC …

Agribusiness, Events, Retailers

Kubota Striving to Meet Consumer Demand

Kelly Marshall

Kubota Tractor Corp. and Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp., have plans for a new manufacturing plant in Gainsville, GA.  The facility will be located on 180 acres with an estimated 502,000 square feet.  The existing plant, which has been operating since 1988, will also be expanded.  The upgrade is estimated to cost $80 million. All of this comes on the …

Agribusiness, Machinery, Retailers

Ag Retailers to Talk Precision Ag, Cover Crops at Conference

John Davis

Precision agriculture and cover crops are just two of the subjects to be highlighted at the upcoming Agricultural Retailers Association Annual Conference and Expo, December 2-4 at the Sheraton in New Orleans’ French Quarter. To help you navigate these trends, organizers encourage you to navigate over to the conference website and get registered now before the conference rates increase on …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Retailers